Time for a little truth about the economic crisis:

Screwing with the Unemployment Statistics By Dave Lindorff

  Something is screwy about unemployment numbers coming out of Washington. In late July, just before the end of the supplemental $600 weekly checks for people collecting unemployment benefits, the New York Times reported that 30 million were receiving those checks. That’s 30 million laid-off workers who qualified for unemployment benefits, which is not everyone …

Commander-in-Chief Bonespur waddles into a new controversy:

Trump Disses Troops but Correctly Labels 2 of America’s Costliest Wars Unjustified or ‘Stupid’

Let’s be honest about America’s wars and the men (overwhelmingly) and women who have fought them. Most of the wars that the US has launched or fought in, dating back to at least the War of 1812, were not just or necessary, could have been avoided, and wasted precious lives and national wealth, often while …

If Social Security matters to you, can you trust Trump?

Older Voters, especially Republicans, Need to Think Before They Vote

  In 2016, exit polls show that Donald Trump won the over-50 vote by a big margin. With voters over the age of 50 accounting for 45% of voters that year, Trump, according to  a study by AARP was the choice of 55% of that demographic, compared to 44% who voted for Hillary Clinton.  Trump’s …

Right-wing columnists seem to get a factcheck pass:

When It Comes to the Truth of Opinion Columns, It’s ‘Reader Beware’

  It is quite normal for newspapers to run columns in their editorial pages written by people who don’t share the same editorial perspective of the publication’s editors. It’s why they call them “op-ed pages”—for “opposite the editorial page.” But normally, there is at least the assumption, among professional journalists and readers alike, that the opinion pieces …

Postal service cuts bad for public health:

Trump and Crony Postmaster’s Attack on the USPS Threatens Nation’s Rural Residents, not just the Election

  In these pandemic days most of us are used to the daily visits from trucks belonging to Amazon, Fed-X and UPS, as well as Uber and Lyft drivers delivering everything from food to clothing and parts for DIY plumbing and electric repairs. With all that private delivery service activity going on, it’s easy to …

Non-Violent Meets Non-Lethal

Veteran Slimed By Rhinos In Portland

Herds of rhinoceroses rushing at top speed through the streets became a sight that no longer surprised anybody. People would stand aside to let them pass and then resume their stroll, or attend to their business, as if nothing had happened. – Eugene Ionesco, “Rhinoceros” Few can hold a candle to Vietnam veteran medic Mike …